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March 11, 2021
A Weekend Crawfish Beer Garden + 4 Other LA Restaurant Stories To Know About
All the LA restaurant news you need for the week of March 8th.
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Indoor Dining Is Close

On Tuesday, March 9th, LA County was officially qualified to move from the state’s Blueprint For A Safer Economy purple tier into the less restrictive red tier. This is a massive shift, particularly because things like indoor dining, gyms, and movie theaters are technically allowed to reopen under strict capacity guidelines. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to pop the champagne and start making reservations to dine inside at restaurants. Just because LA County qualifies for the red tier doesn’t mean it immediately is in the red tier. Confused? Us too. So we made this explainer, breaking down LA County’s move into the red tier and what that means for indoor dining.



LA County Gets One Step Closer To Indoor Dining


A Crawfish Beer Garden At Harold And Belle's

Indulge your growing seafood obsession this weekend at Harold & Belles. The iconic Jefferson Park restaurant is hosting a special crawfish beer garden on their open patio, featuring Cajun-style crawfish, cocktails, music, and lots of beer. The party starts at 11:30am and goes all day - make sure to wear some comfortable footwear. For more details, check out their Instagram.

Freedman's New Dinner Series

Popular Silver Lake restaurant Freedman’s has launched a new dinner series called “Freedman’s World Tour.” They’ll be exploring the rich culinary traditions of the Jewish diaspora through food. The first stop is the “Roman Jewish Ghetto,” which will include family-style dishes like beef shank cacciatore, swordfish with caponata, and Nonna Diane’s ricotta pie for dessert. This weekend-only series runs from March 11th to the 13th, then again from March 18th through March 20th. Reservations can be made through Tock.

Good Luck Wine Shop Is Now Delivering

The tiny wine shop in Pasadena is now available for free local deliveries, plus shipping throughout California. Deliveries will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays, which means you’ll be able to get your fix of orange skin contacts, sparkling reds, and bottles of organic pinot noir delivered straight to your doorstep. Check out their website for a full list of offerings.

Restaurants Finally Get Some Relief

As of Thursday, March 11th, President Biden signed a piece of legislation that gives restaurants $28.6 billion in federal relief. That number accounts for a small piece of the new $1.9 trillion stimulus pie officially called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. So what exactly does this mean for restaurants, bars, and unemployment benefits? We’ve got the full report, which you can find here.



What The New Federal Stimulus Package Means For America’s Restaurants



Philippe The Original, is looking for bussers to help maintain their legendary Chinatown restaurant. Head to their Instagram for the full details.

Jakob Layman

A Little Merch Before You Go

Everyone’s favorite Mexican seafood truck, Mariscos Jalisco is selling cute little trucker hats adorned with their logo. DM their Instagram to purchase.

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